Native Americans to Protect Burial Mounds in Ohio

January 4, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

On January 4, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "descendants of American Indians say most mounds in Ohio have been disturbed so they are fighting to protect the limited, albeit unknown, number that remain untouched... American Indian burial mounds on public property are protected by federal law. However, there are no laws protecting those on private land, where many are located... A state legislative committee is examining how Ohio could better preserve such burial grounds as well as cemeteries, but a lack of state money likely will hinder development of such a preservation program."